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MEET THE PGA COACHING TEAM

DANIEL WARWICK | HEAD PGA PROFESSIONAL

Daniel has over 15 years professional experience and is a fully qualified PGA Level 3 Coach. After representing England at youth level and turning professional at the age of 18, Daniel found his passion in coaching and club fitting while expanding his experience at a variety of top venues working with elite players and coaches.

Previous positions have seen Daniel head up some of the best venues and golf academies in Portugal and the UK including fellow Ryder Cup host, Celtic Manor.

Daniel is a TPI certified coach and understands that everyone's body is different. He prides himself in finding logical explanations and easy to follow methods based on your ability. Small changes can sometimes make the biggest differences.

Whether it's club fitting or swing analysis Daniel uses his vast experience and qualifications with modern technologies including Trackman to help you reach your long and short term goals.

MATTHEW GALLEY | SENIOR PGA PROFESSIONAL

Matthew joined the team at the end of 2017 from fellow Ryder Cup venue, Gleneagles, where he held the position of Head of Instruction. One of his proudest achievements was setting up the Gleneagles Junior Foundation, in addition coaching three Scotland internationalists.

Matthew has a warm, welcoming and engaging manner with an encouraging and enthusiastic approach who works with the player to maximise improvement and enjoyment.

Prior to turning Professional, Matthew completed a Sport & Exercise Science degree, which has provided him with diverse knowledge to understand what elements contribute to successful performance. This has led Matthew to base his coaching around a simple and holistic approach where players can make great improvement through small changes.

As a UK CC Level 3 coach and Trackman certified, Matthew is comfortable in all coaching environments from individual lessons to large corporate groups for players of all ages and abilities. Matthew also runs regular golf schools throughout the year covering all aspects of the game.

PHILLIP AKERS | SENIOR PGA PROFESSIONAL

Phil is one of the top 4 professionals in England, finishing runner up in the England Coach of The Year Awards in both 2018 & 2019. One of only 7 certified TPI Level 3 Junior Coaches in the U.K, he is a specialist in elite development and has a large stable of Professional, National and County players. Phil has a passion for developing hotbeds of talent and has grown one of the largest and best junior programmes within the U.K since joining the team in 2017.

Phil graduated with a B.A (Hons) in Applied Golf Management Studies from the University of Birmingham, the degree is considered the PGA's flagship training programme with only 25 people graduating from it each year. The course gave him access to some of the greatest minds in golf which is where he developed a holistic approach to coaching. After graduating Phillip furthered his understanding of the game at The Nike Golf Academy where he worked alongside European Tour Swing Coaches, Psychologists and Physical Trainers.

NEIL WAIN | PGA ASSISTANT PROFESSIONAL

Neil Wain has found his passion in golf in a variety of ways, from playing for England as a junior, holding numerous course records and winning various stroke play & match play events to succeeding on the course as a certified professional.

Neil found his success locally and nationally as a child with an extreme love and passion for golf. He then turned professional aged 21. Neil has won a range of professional golf tournaments along the way, contributing to his ever-successful journey as a coach and player.

Neil has succeeded at every level of golf and found a true flare for sharing and teaching others. Neil has a wide variety of well-known clients of all abilities.

Neil is currently undertaking a PGA Foundation Degree, to further his passion to teach and coach golf professionally and share his wide range of expertise.